We’re committed to fostering trust and safety in public and private adoption of AI-based technologies.

Our Mission

AI innovation and adoption are pacing across multiple sectors. This holds both great promise and peril for the future of humanity. It is incumbent on all stakeholders to help humanity navigate an AI-enabled existence responsibly for a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future. For this to happen, we believe, multistakeholder collaboration is critical.

We are committed to building stakeholder literacy and engagement on AI governance issues and generating multistakeholder-informed guidance for public policy decision makers and business leaders to foster responsible AI adoption globally.

We do this through focused and rigorous policy analysis and effective and impactful policy communication. Read more about our work here.

Our History

AI Policy Exchange was founded in the winter of 2019, as conversations concerning the unprecedented beneficial and harmful impacts of AI were gaining momentum in India and other Global South regions. Its founders were two graduate students at the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru: Raj Shekhar and Antara Vats, who intended to run it as an online platform to publish the most pressing discourses on AI policy and governance and contribute to building public awareness around AI ethics issues, and thereby, help inform better, more inclusive AI policies. In just a few months, the platform gained widespread recognition from several leading technology and policy circles, built an impressive base of global readership and mobilised a thriving network of dedicated contributors.

The platform’s reach and reputation had peaked by the end of 2020. It was around this time that its founders reckoned it to be a worthwhile pursuit to go beyond publishing discourses and leverage their training in policy research & analysis to generate guidance informing ethical, safe, and trustworthy adoption of AI-based technologies. Yet, amidst the ascending COVID-19 crises and associated global decline in social sector funding, the founders were most unfortunately constrained to pause their entrepreneurial stint, even as discourse publication did sparingly continue for some time.

Fast forward to 2022, AI Policy Exchange is ready to rise again and the founders are more prepared and committed than ever to build and manage a global multi-stakeholder community that would pursue the mission of guiding public and private adoption of AI for the benefit of humanity.